Auckland Airport Expansion - Second Runway


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Auckland Airport Expansion - Second Runway

Prospective pipeline

Greenfield (construction) or brownfield (government asset divestment) projects needed or likely to occur within the next five years, but is not formally proposed by a state, territory or major local government.

Credibly proposed

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Under procurement

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Preferred bidder announced

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Recently closed

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ANZIP is focused only on major infrastructure activity, above the following thresholds:


Construction projects: > AUD$300m

Investable greenfield & brownfield: > AUD$100m

New Zealand

All greenfield and brownfield projects and divestments: > NZD $100 million

STATUS: Announced
VALUE: $191M AUD | $202m NZD
SECTOR: Other transport
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Traditional procurement
TYPE: Greenfield

The Auckland Airport Expansion - Second Runway will deliver an additional runway located to the north of the new combined domestic and international terminal and will run parallel with the existing southern runway.

Auckland Airport lodged two Notice of Requirement (NoR) applications with Auckland Council in February 2018 to revise the dimensions of the new runway. The NoR applications seek to extend the runway length from 2150 metres to 2983 metres and move it 72 metres north of the originally approved location. The new runway will primarily support aircraft such as the Airbus A320 and Boeing 777 and 787.

In December 2018, Auckland Council recommended that the NoRs be confirmed subject to conditions with the Airport deciding to accept the majority of what was recommended.

The second runway is expected to be operational around 2028.

This project is one of eight anchor projects that are the foundation to the overall Auckland Airport Expansion project.

The eight anchor projects are:

  • the taxiway and remote stand airfield development
  • the second runway
  • a new cargo facility
  • a new international arrivals’ area
  • rejuvenation of the current domestic terminal
  • the new domestic jet terminal
  • reconfiguration of the international forecourt drop-off and pick up facility, and
  • further development of the road network north of the terminals.

Last reviewed: 24/05/2019

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